David Beckham returns to UK after Dad’s heart attack

David Beckham flies home to be with sick father

David Beckham is returning to England today, to be at the bedside of his sick father.

Ted Beckham suffered a heart attack last night, and was taken to Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone, East London. Paramedics arrived at the Essex home of Mr Beckham at 9.20pm last night, and he was resuscitated on route to the hospital.

The 59-year-old is now recovering in a central London private hospital, where David will join him today.

This will be David’s first return visit to the UK since his move to play for LA Galaxy. It is thought that wife Victoria will remain in America.

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